ladies of the fright

stay dark & stormy.


Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera met in grad school and found a near instantaneous soul and creative connection. They have a lot of the same interests, but this one especially: they like to talk about books. Though their reading lists often intersect, their taste in literature is just different enough to keep their conversations lively. As writing partners in crime, they critique each other's work, challenge each other to be better, share woes from the writing trenches, and oh yeah: they were bridesmaids in each other's weddings.

Ladies of the Fright podcast is their collaborative project.

Mackenzie and Lisa read, write, and breathe dark fiction of all kinds. One day, they figured that since they have conversations about this stuff on a regular basis, why not record them? Books, TV, movies, authors, old & newyou name it, it's all fair game on the podcast.


Lisa Quigley
Creative Director

Lisa Quigley is a writer, mother, wife, and irreverent witch living in New Jersey. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside’s low residency program in Palm Desert. She reads and writes horror and dark fantasy because that’s what makes her feel the most raw. Her work has appeared on The Manifest Station and Dwarf + Giant. She has a background in magazine publishing, and she is a professor of literature. 

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Mackenzie Kiera
Editor in Chief

Mackenzie Kiera is the author of 30+ articles, essays and short stories. She has been a contributing author for Gamut Magazine and The Last Bookstore’s Dwarf+Giant, where she reviewed books and interviewed various authors. Currently she is working on her second novel and is a contributor to The Mighty. If she's not writing or reading Mackenzie is either running with her rescue dogs or she and her husband are saving the world from zombies. Mackenzie's work can be found at mackenziekiera.contently.com.